PQS: Have you checked the SCR report to see if you’ve met the SCR quality criterion?

PQS: Have you checked the SCR report to see if you’ve met the SCR quality criterion?

October 28, 2019

Community pharmacy contractors can now check if they have met the Summary Care Record (SCR) quality criterion of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). NHS Digital publishes a weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures for community pharmacy and contractors can also access a data visualisation tool to view their SCR viewing figures on a graph on a week-by-week basis.

View the weekly spreadsheet and data visualisation tool

In order to meet the SCR quality criterion, contractors must demonstrate access to the SCR between 00:00 on 1st October 2019 and the day of their declaration (contractors must make a declaration between 9am on 3rd February 2020 and 11.59pm on 28th February 2020).

Since the spreadsheet shows weekly data (from Monday to Sunday) a separate spreadsheet is also now available on the NHS Digital website to show which contractors accessed the SCR from Tuesday 1st October to Sunday 6th October 2019 (excluding Monday 30th September 2019). PSNC has combined this data with the weekly data to make this easier for contractors to view.

View PSNC’s amended weekly spreadsheet (SCR accesses from 1st October 2019)

The NHS Digital weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures will be updated each week on a Thursday; access will not show immediately on the weekly spreadsheet as it shows the previous week’s data (from Monday-Sunday).

Contractors are advised to confirm that any SCR access on or after 1st October 2019 have been recorded in the weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures and keep a screenshot of this for validation purposes.

If a contractor believes that they have accessed the SCR and it is not included in the published data, they should contact scrpharmacy@nhs.net.

Find out more about the SCR quality criterion



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